Former director of broadcasting at French 24 hours news channel LCI Guillaume Dubois has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Euronews.
He takes over from Bénédicte Bachs-Scherrer’s who has held the position on an interim basis since December 2021. She will remain chief financial officer at the broadcaster.
Michael Peters, chairman of Euronews’ board of directors, said: “Guillaume joins us at a strategic time in the development of our group. His solid experience in key positions within renowned news brands and his personal skills will enable him to drive a renewal in the editorial offer, to accompany the diversification of the group, while strengthening its identity based on independence and its European DNA.”
Guillaume Dubois added: “I am immensely proud to be joining Euronews, at a time when the war in Ukraine is showing how the European point of view is more necessary than ever in the international news landscape. The company, which will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in a few months’ time, has all the assets needed to continue, strengthen and extend its mission to inform and explain, across all platforms.”
Euronews is distributed to 160 countries and 440 million households worldwide, and broadcasts 24/7 in 17 languages.